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Air Jordan 5 x Off-White: first glimpse of the basketball reviewed by V. Abloh

While Virgil Abloh has just announced the upcoming release of a Nike Dunk x Off-White model, another collaboration signed by the Artistic Director of Louis Vuitton and his label continues to create a buzz among collectors. Announced two months ago, the Air Jordan 5 x Off-White appears to be taking shape and revealing itself to the public through an Instagram leak.

Air Jordan 5 x Off-White by Virgil Abloh

Air Jordan 5 x Off-White, the Virgil ABloh collab delivers a first look

While Jordan forges links with the world of luxury through the announcement of an upcoming Dior x Jordan 1 collab, the Nike subsidiary has signed a new partnership with one of the most prominent stylists of the moment, Virgil Abloh. The one who caused a sensation in November by presenting the collection of furniture and other home products Markerad for the giant Ikea is now attacking one of the flagship models of the brand, the Jordan V.

Air Jordan 5 x Off-White and its typical Abloh label markings

Photos of Virgil Abloh's Air Jordan V x Off-White leaked on Instagram

This Air Jordan 5 x Off-White passed under the hands of Virgil Abloh is somewhat deconstructed and initially abandons its leather upper to adopt the mesh technique, in a Black / Metallic color close to charcoal gray. Then, the model differs from the original also by modified side faces, with the presence of two transparent circular openings. Another striking innovation of this Air Jordan 5 x Off-White, the imposing tongue marked with the Jumpman logo, typical of the V model, becomes reflective and has an “Air Jordan” badge sewn upside down on its interior. A fan of branding, Virgil Abloh was no exception, dressing this Air Jordan 5 x Off-White in black laces featuring the white “Shoelaces” inscription, as well as “Air Jordan 5” and the name of the city. housing Nike’s headquarters since 1964, “Beaverton, Oregon”, on the interior sides. The midsole receives a gray mark in the shape of waves or sharks teeth, while it is emphasized by a piece of translucent rubber sole.

A mesh upper and transparent round openings for this Air Jordan V by Off White

The Off White X Air Jordan V revisited by Virgil Abloh previewed on instagram

If no official information relating to a release date or even to its price has yet emanated from this first preview, it is rumored that this Air Jordan 5 x Off-White will be presented next February at the All Chicago Star Game.

Available for the All Star Game 2020 ?

The Off White Air Jordan 5 by V Abloh gets a mesh upper and reflective tongue

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